Friday, January 27, 2012

The Heat of Expenses

It's FINALLY Friday! Wow. It has been one hectic week, to say the least. The hubby and I have still not settled into our new home completely, but we are getting there. We still have to find a dining room set, a TV for the living room (because the ancient dinosaur BOX-style big screen TV just isn't cutting it anymore), and an entertainment center. Pray that we do not have to spend too much money, please. Moving in a new home is EXPENSIVE for sure!
I wish I could plant one of these out in my back yard! (Then, I would probably have a problem with theft).

I have settled down a bit in my thinking about McKinlee's child care dilemma. It is just one of those times when the idea is FRESH and NEW that it excites the dickens out of me to where I am rambling ON AND ON about things. And then those thoughts lead to new ones...and so forth. I know that God will help guide me through my choices and deliberations. BELIEVE!

Have I mentioned lately how incredibly blessed I am! God has given me such wonderful things, and without Him present, I know that nothing would be possible. THANKFUL!

I am feeling inspired after reading my friend and fellow believer Nicole's post today. She is amazing; I only hope to get to know her more and more each day. The vulnerability and boldness of her post has made me more aware of my relationship with God. God speaks through her so fluently and graciously that I am baffled after even just reading what she has to say. I can only imagine what a DAY with her would be like!! I guess this is me calling you out, Nicole! We need to have lunch or do something sometime soon so I can get to know you better. 

Aside from all of that, I will be leaving you with a WONDERFUL recipe today. A great idea if you are hosting a party or event (SUPERBOWL PARTY):

JALEPENO POPPERS (or any other pepper you like)


12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 package of shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. bacon bits
12 oz. jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
1 cup of milk
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of dry bread crumbs
2 qts. of oil for frying


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Spoon this mixture into the jalapeno pepper halves.
  2. Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls. Dip the stuffed jalapenos first into the milk then into the flour, making sure they are well coated with each. Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for about 10 minutes.
  3. Dip the jalapenos in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire surface of the jalapeno is coated.
  4. In a medium skillet, heat the oil to 365 degrees F ( 180 degrees C). Deep fry the coated jalapenos 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I would love to get together sometime! I am in town every weekend, so you just tell me when!! Also, connect your email address to your blogger profile so I can reply to your comments on my posts!!

    1. I would love to know how to "connect my email address to my blogger profile"! LOL! As soon as I figure that out, I will.


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